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Project by Jimthecarver posted 07-17-2014 01:51 PM 706 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A friend ask if I could make him new scales for his knife.
Black walnut and maple… inlayed with egg shell.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.





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#1 posted 07-17-2014 01:58 PM

Jim,
Is that actual eggshell?
If so, how come I don’t see the curvature of the shells?

Don

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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#2 posted 07-17-2014 02:07 PM

Yes it is egg shells

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

#3 posted 07-17-2014 02:27 PM

Jim,

OK, it’s real eggshell.
How come it looks so flat?
Do you have a trick to flatten the shell?

Don

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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#4 posted 07-17-2014 02:41 PM

Thanks for the interest Don. I first carved the teeth and letters out then micronized the shell in a blender. Filled the carved areas then used CA glue to bond the shell. Then I simply sanded and finished.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

#5 posted 07-17-2014 02:47 PM

AHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

I see!

Thanks.

Don

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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#6 posted 07-17-2014 08:22 PM

Howdy Jim! Beautiful knife! I’m going to have try your eggshells on something, maybe a cane? Clever idea!

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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#7 posted 07-17-2014 11:16 PM

Hey Jim ~ I saw this on your Facebook page and I like the carving…. and the effect of the eggshell. I have also tried the eggshells in a blender (chopper) sort of thing. A few years back I played with mixing the eggshells with acrylic resin…. clear and pigmented.

The attached pic is the results. The brown eggshells under the black disc is actually one whole ‘panel’ where I used the clear resin.

I had tried once to do a ‘walking on eggshells’ handle on a spoon and I messed it up quite a bit.. hope to try again one of these days.

Your carving skills keep getting better and better!

BTW… Happy Anniversary !!!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#8 posted 07-17-2014 11:24 PM

Hey thanks Terry….your idea with the resin looks very cool.
Can’t wait to see what you do with it.
I mess up all the time…lol.
Had a nice day at Laguna Beach. ..perfect weather.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#9 posted 07-18-2014 12:17 PM

Very impressive.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#10 posted 07-19-2014 12:27 AM

nice!

-- Kevin, Indiana

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